Ever Hear a Tube CD player?


I've read about Triode Corporation's tube CD player (circa 2007) and was wondering if a tube cd player sounded, well, good?
garthb309
Still have an Ah! Njoe Tjoeb 4000 although it doesn't get much use these days. Did wonders with CDs back then. Still sounds pretty good.
Another offering from Taiwan: The ARRIBA P-1008 and P-2008 with two 12AU7 tubes in each unit.

I auditioned the P-1008 three years ago. It's quite good. 

The spec page is mandarin with no option to translate into English. http://www.kcr.com.tw/archive/image/edcontent2/editor/Spec9_P1008_2008.jpg

http://www.kcr.com.tw/edcontent.php?lang=tw&tb=2&id=38
I have a California Audio Labs Alpha DAC that I used with computers.  It uses two 12AX7.  It's has a warm presentation.  I bought it to take the edge on of those early CD's.  I hooked it up not long ago and was surprised how well it performed, given it's age.  If I were looking at tubes for digital I'd be searching for a Tube Buffer device.
I owned a tube ARC Ref CD-8 for about 9 years.  It sounded ok to me, but I never compared it to anything else.  I just stepped up to a new tube Ref CD-9SE, which should be delivered on Monday.  Kinda' curious how the redbook CD side of the CD-9SE compares to my old Ref CD-8. 

Of course, the CD-9SE has a DAC side that can be used for streaming.  I guess I will learn how to stream now.

One good thing about ARC tube CD players is that they help to keep one's listening room warm in the winter.  lol     
Cat doorman my Ah tjoeb CD player is very very good , so far so good.